...The more they stay the same.
The Year 1 AB (After Bush)
If one were to have gone into deep sleep in late October during the Dark Ages, and woken up in late January in the AB (after Bush) era of Hope and Change and an end to all evil, would the world seem different? No, it looks pretty much the same. Same old Predator strikes on terrorists in Pakistan. Same old DC and NY grandees caught fudging on taxes and giving complex explanations of hiring less than legal nannies and maids, same old Guantanamo open with the same old pledges to, "Close it now! Or at least soon!" Same old Chris Dodd and Charlie Rangel planning to outlast the fading media scrutiny of their ethical lapses. Same old Joe Biden caught on camera in more embarrassing gaffes. And same old media trying to explain why the world has forever changed.
And that's putting it nicely.